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Jennifer Doering, PhD, RN

Jennifer Doering, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

doering@uwm.edu
(414) 229-5716
Cunningham Hall 663

Jennifer Doering, PhD, RN is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and master’s and doctorate from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Dr. Doering studies how sleep deprivation affects depression in socioeconomically disadvantaged women after childbirth. Previous research includes qualitative (grounded theory) and quantitative studies on fatigue, sleep, and depression symptoms in this population. More recently, she constructed and tested the feasibility of a self-management intervention to promote sleep and reduce fatigue postpartum women. In collaboration with engineering colleagues, she is building and testing a device to reduce infant death from unsafe sleep environments.

Dr. Doering has special interests in postpartum nursing, maternal health, feminist theory and nursing philosophy. She teaches research and maternal-infant health across the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Doering’s clinical experience includes obstetrics, postpartum, gynecologic, high-risk antenatal, newborn, neonatal intensive care, emergency nursing, and new graduate nurse staff development.

Dr. Doering is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar program (2008-2011), and is a Center Scientist in the UWM Center for Applied and Behavioral Health Research and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin.

Education

Ph D Vulnerable Populations Specialty, University of Arizona, Collge of Nursing
MSN Case Management, Univeristy of Arizona, College of Nursing
BSN Nursing, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing

Awards & Honors

New Investigator Award
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing
November 4, 2008

Nominated for UWM College of Nursing teaching excellence award
UWM College of Nursing
November 4, 2008

Winner of the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care Conference Poster Session
Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care
April 2007

New Investigator Award
Childbearing Nursing Research Section of the Midwest Nursing Research Society
March 2007

Contracts & Grants

  1. Protective I-SleepPod for Young Infants
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: UWM Research Foundation Bradley Catalyst Grant
    Investigators: Jennifer J Doering,  Jennifer J DoeringCampbell-Kyureghyan
  2. Self-management of postpartum fatigue in poor urban women
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Nursing Research
    Investigator: Jennifer J Doering
  3. Relationship of Postpartum Sleep Deprivation to Later Mental Health in Lower-Income Urban Women
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nurse Faculty Scholar Program
    Investigator: Jennifer J Doering
  4. A pilot investigation of fatigue after childbirth in a vulnerable community
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Graduate School Research Committee Award
    Investigator: Jennifer J Doering
  5. Fatigue and Depressive Patterns After Childbirth
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Midwest Nursing Research Society New Investigator Seed Grant
    Investigator: Jennifer J Doering
  6. Improving the Health of Children with Special Needs in Birth to 3 Programs through Health Literacy and Maternal Depression Screening
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Center for Urban Population Health Center Scientist Award
    Investigators: Jennifer J Doering,  Kris Pizur-Barnekow,  Paula M Rhyner,  Timothy B Patrick

Intellectual Contributions

  1. T. C. Ward Salm,  Jennifer J Doering,  (2014) Application of a socio-ecological model to mother-infant bed-sharing, Health Education & Behavior
  2. Kris Pizur-Barnekow,  Jennifer J Doering,  Marjorie Willett,  Christine Ruminski,  Molly Spring,  (2014) Birth-related posttraumatic stress disorder: Implications for early intervention services., Zero to Three, 34(3), 41-44
  3. S. Feetham,  Jennifer J Doering,  (2014) Career cartography: A conceptualization of career development to advance health and policy., Journal of Nursing Scholarship
  4. Jennifer J Doering, (2013) The physical and social environment of sleep in socioeconomically disadvantaged postpartum women, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 42(1), E33-E43
  5. Jennifer J Doering, (2013) Theoretical contributions to a program of research promoting postpartum health., Applied Nursing Research, 26(2), 96-98
  6. Dawn Haxton,  Jennifer J Doering,  Linda Gringas,  Lucy Kelly,  (2012) Implementing skin-to-skin contact at birth using the Iowa Model., Nursing for Women’s Health, 16(3), 220-229
  7. Laura Nelson,  Jennifer J Doering,  Megan Anderson,  Lucy Kelly,  (2012) Outcome of a clinical nurse specialist-led hyperbilirubinemia screening of late preterm newborns, Clinical Nurse Specialist, 26(3), 164-168
  8. Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Jennifer J Doering,  (2012) Study abroad as a tool for promoting cultural safety in nursing education, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 23(1), 82-89
  9. Catie Poronsky,  Jennifer J Doering,  Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Elizabeth Rice,  (2012) The transition to the tenure-track for nursing faculty with young children: A case study., Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(4), 255-259
  10. Kris A Barnekow,  Paula M Rhyner,  Jennifer J Doering,  Timothy B Patrick,  (2011) An interdisciplinary approach to health literacy for education, research, and practice in early childhood intervention, Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 18(2), 62-67
  11. K. Pizur-Barnekow,  P. Rhyner,  Jennifer J Doering,  Timothy B Patrick,  (2011) An interdisciplinary approach to health literacy for education, research, and practice in early childhood intervention., Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 18(2), 62-67
  12. Kris Pizur-Barnekow,  Jennifer J Doering,  Susan Cashin,  Timothy B Patrick,  Paula M Rhyner,  (2011) Functional health literacy and mental health in urban and rural mothers of children enrolled in early intervention programs, Infants and Young Children, 23(1), 41-51
  13. Jennifer J Doering,  Stephanie L. Durfor,  (2011) The process of "Persevering Toward Normalcy" after childbirth, MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 36(4), 258-265
  14. Jennifer J Doering,  Karen H Morin,  Frank C Stetzer,  (2009) Severe fatigue and depressive symptoms in lower-income urban postpartum women, Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31(5), 599-612
  15. Jennifer J Doering,  Linda C Baker,  (2008) Narratives of ideology and resistance in women’s experiences of fatigue after childbirth, Journal for the Association of Research on Mothering, 10(1), 82-93
  16. Jennifer J Doering, (2007) A depressive symptoms responsiveness model for differentiating fatigue from depression in the postpartum period, Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 10(6), 267-275
  17. Jennifer J Doering, (2007) Healthcare for undocumented persons: What is nursing's role?, Center for Cultural Diversity and Global Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing Newsletter, 1(2)(1), 10-11
  18. Jennifer J Doering, (2007) Persevering through postpartum fatigue, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 36 28-37
  19. Pamela G Reed,  Jennifer J Doering,  (2007) Reformulation of a methodological concept in grounded theory, Nursing Science Quarterly, 20(2), 118-122
  20. Jennifer J Doering,  Pamela G Reed,  (2007) Self-transcendence and well-being in homeless adults, Journal of Holistic Nursing, 25(1), 5-13
  21. Jennifer J Doering,  Roni DeLaO Kerns,  Sharon Sweeney Fee,  M. Han,  Joanne Glittenberg,  (2006) A co-created learning process in a doctoral seminar, Journal of Nursing Education, 45(1), 32-34

Presentations

  1. Career cartography
    Event: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar National Summit
    Presenter: Jennifer J Doering
    December 2012

  2. Event: Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale: Screening for maternal depression in home visiting programs workshop
    Presenter: Jennifer J Doering
    September 10, 2012
  3. When moms are sad, stressed, and scared, so are their babies. Evidence-based strategies thatmake a difference
    Event:
    Presenter: Jennifer J Doering
    June 2012
  4. “Be a Force” for mothers at the end of their ropes: Links between child abuse, depression, and sleep deprivation
    Event: Together for Children Conference
    Presenter: Jennifer J Doering
    April 2012
  5. Sleep Environments of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Multiparous Postpartum Women
    Event: Midwest Nursing Research Society
    Presenter: Jennifer J Doering
    March 2012
  6. Sleep quality and depression symptoms in disadvantaged postpartum women
    Event: SLEEP 2011
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Aniko Szabo
    June 2011
  7. Self-management Science Center
    Event: Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice
    Presenters: Rachel F Schiffman,  Kathleen J Sawin,  Polly A Ryan,  Jennifer J Doering,  Beth L Rodgers,  Sarah Morgan
    May 13, 2011
  8. Early postpartum fatigue to 12 week depression symptoms in disadvantaged women
    Event: Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Sarah Richoux,  Aniko Szabo
    March 2011
  9. Reliability and validity of the Early Infant Temperament Questionnaire (EITQ) in a Midwestern disadvantaged population
    Event: Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Mary Jane Good,  Aniko Szabo
    March 2011
  10. Sleep quality, fatigue and depression symptoms in disadvantaged postpartum women
    Event: Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Aniko Szabo
    March 2011
  11. The quiet wild within: A leadership approach to integrate cultural safety into nursing education
    Event: National Meeting of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Program
    Presenter: Jennifer J Doering
    March 18, 2011
  12. Community-based maternal mental health screening in an early intervention program
    Event: UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing Research Day
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  K. B. Pizur-Barnekow
    November 2010
  13. Postpartum fatigue in lower-income urban women with depression symptoms
    Event: UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing Research Day
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Dauphne Sims
    November 2010
  14. Community-based maternal mental health screening in an early intervention program
    Event: Postpartum Support International
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  K. B. Pizur-Barnekow
    October 2010
  15. The Everyday Experience of Postpartum Fatigue in Lower-Income Urban Women
    Event: Postpartum Supprot International Conference
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  D. Sims
    October 2010
  16. Postpartum fatigue in lower-income urban women with depression symptoms
    Event: Sleep Conference
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Dauphne Sims
    June 2010
  17. Community-based maternal mental health screening in an early intervention program
    Event: Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Kris Pizur-Barnekow
    April 2010
  18. Community-based maternal mental health screening in an early intervention program
    Event: American Academy of Nursing Annual Conference
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Kris Pizur-Barnekow
    November 2009
  19. Chickens and eggs: Sleep deprivation, fatigue, and depression in postpartum women
    Event: Healthy Babies Summit and AWHONN State Conference
    Presenter: Jennifer J Doering
    October 2009
  20. Community-based maternal mental health screening in an early intervention program
    Event: Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC) Annual Conference
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Kris Pizur-Barnekow
    April 2009
  21. Patterns of Fatigue and Depression Symptoms after Childbirth in Lower-Income Urban Women
    Event: Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Karen H Morin
    March 2009
  22. Postpartum Fatigue in Lower-Income Urban Women with Depression Symptoms
    Event: Midwest Nursing Research Society annual conference
    Presenters: Dauphne A Sims,  Jennifer J Doering
    March 2009
  23. Patterns of fatigue and depression symptoms after childbirth in lower-income women
    Event: Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC)
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Karen H Morin
    March 2009
  24. Community-Based Maternal Mental Health Screening in an Early Intervention Program
    Event: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) conference
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  K. B. Pizur-Barnekow
    February 2009
  25. Patterns of fatigue, depression symptoms and functional status from birth to six months postpartum in low-income urban women
    Event: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing Research Day
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Karen H Morin
    November 2008
  26. Performance of two postpartum depression screening scales in low-income urban southeast Wisconsin women
    Event: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing Research Day
    Presenters: Melissa Jay,  Jennifer J Doering
    November 2008
  27. Maternal Mental Health, Maternal-infant Attachment, and Child Development: Important Aspects to Consider in Early Intervention Practice
    Event: Wisconsin Department of Health Services Birth to 3 Wisline Trainings
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Jennifer J DoeringPizur-Barnekow
    September 11, 2008
  28. Patterns of fatigue, depressive symptoms, and functional status birth to six months postpartum in low-income urban American women
    Event: Sigma Theta Tau International 19th International Nursing Research Congress
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Karen H Morin
    July 7, 2008
  29. Patterns of fatigue, depression symptoms and functional status from birth to six months postpartum in low-income urban women
    Event: 22nd Annual Postpartum Support International
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Karen H Morin
    June 2008
  30. Maternal Mental Health, Maternal-infant Attachment, and Child Development: Important Aspects to Consider in Early Intervention Practice
    Event: First annual Wisconsin Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health conference
    Presenters: K. Pizur-Barnekow,  Jennifer J Doering
    June 2008
  31. Patterns of Fatigue and Depressive Symptoms after Childbirth in Lower-Income Urban Women
    Event: 22nd Annual Postpartum Support International Conference
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  Karen H Morin
    June 7, 2008
  32. The relevance of studying abroad: Perspectives from nursing students studying community health in Malawi
    Event: Qualitative Inquiry Research Conference
    Presenters: Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu,  Jennifer J Doering
    May 2008
  33. Performance of two postpartum depression screening scales in low-income urban southeast Wisconsin women
    Event: Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference
    Presenters: M. Jay,  Jennifer J Doering
    May 9, 2008
  34. Foregrounding the ideology of patriarchal motherhood within maternal-infant nursing knowledge and practice
    Event: Research Conference
    Presenter: Jennifer J Doering
    September 28, 2007
  35. The Vulnerability of Postpartum Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation
    Event: Postpartum Support International's 21st Annual Conference
    Presenter: Jennifer J Doering
    June 2007
  36. Postpartum fatigue and sleep disruption as a vulnerability for postpartum depression
    Event: Postpartum Support International (PSI) 21st annual conference
    Presenters: Jennifer J Doering,  C. G. Hibbert
    June 23, 2007
  37. Persevering through postpartum fatigue
    Event: Ninth Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference
    Presenter: Jennifer J Doering
    May 11, 2007
  38. Persevering through postpartum fatigue
    Event: Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care Conference
    Presenter: Jennifer J Doering
    April 23, 2007
  39. Persevering through Postpartum Fatigue
    Event: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing Research Day
    Presenter: Jennifer J Doering
    November 1, 2006